|Baby Brains -- Groks Science Show 2009-07-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The first formative years of life are critical for the development of the human brain. Yet, any memories from those early years are typically forgotten. What is it like inside the mind of a baby? On this program, Dr. Charles Fernyhough discussed a thousand days of wonder.
Keywords: science; psychology; neuroscience; baby; brains; development; groks
|Back Pain -- Groks Science Show 2012-08-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Back pain is a common health issue, but one that most will endure rather than treat. On this program, Dr. Julie Silver discussed treating back pain.
Keywords: science; medicine; back pain; groks
|Ballooning to the Stars -- Groks Science Show 2013-02-20 - Joanna Rowell|
Astrophysicists are a little crazy. Their experiments can involve attaching expensive, heavy telescopes to giant helium balloons, which they then launch from the ice fields of the Antarctic. Surprisingly, this is one of the most effective ways to study how stars are born. In this episode, Northwestern University astrophysicist Tristan Matthews describes his recent foray to Antarctica.
Keywords: space; astronomy; stellar nursery; antarctica
|BBS Documentary Preview: DEFCON MIX - Jason Scott|
After three years of production, director Jason Scott showed 16 minutes of footage from his upcoming documentary on Bulletin Board Systems, "BBS: The Documentary". In this audio recording of the talk, Jason describes the steps that led him to this project, the reasoning behind doing it, and some of the more entertaining and informative lessons he learned from it. The footage itself only makes a short appearance in this recording (the opening music and closing music are included), but the questio...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings
|BBS Documentary: Interview with Ben Gardiner - Jason Scott|
Interview with Ben Gardiner, Sysop of the Aids Info BBS in San Francisco, CA. A miscommunication as to the interview being on camera meant that Gardiner (a member of the Screen Actor's Guild) couldn't be filmed. We instead chose to do an audio interview, and conducted it across an hour on the evening of July 28, 2002. Presented here are the results of that interview, edited slightly for content (no relevant passages have been exised or changed)...
|BBS Documentary: Interview with Pirate BBS Operator - Jason Scott|
Some of the documentary sessions were done by setting up in a space during conventions and recording short sequences with any attendees who wanted to speak about BBSes. Since these interview sets were unplanned and free-form, they went in really unexpected directions and ranged heavily in both subject manner and style. In one case, the interviewee did not want to be recorded on video, but wanted to be interviewed anyway...
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|Bees -- Groks Science Show 2011-06-08 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Bees are remarkable creatures that serve an important role in agriculture. Yet, their numbers are dwindling due to disease and the fewer number of bee keepers cultivating their use. On this program, Hannah Nordhaus discussed the plight of the agricultural bee.
Keywords: science; biology; agronomy; entymology; groks
|Bees and Eusocial Insects -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-15 - Charles Lee, Joanna Rowell, and Forrest Gulden|
It can be difficult to discern the impact of genes on behaviour from the effect of behaviour on genes. On this program Dr. Gene Robinson talks about using the honeybee and other eusocial insects to tease apart this web.
Keywords: groks; science; behavior; genes; honeybee; bee; insects; Gene Robinson
|Behavioral Happiness -- Groks Science Show 2011-01-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Are some people intrinsically happier than others or do they just exhibit happier behaviors? On this show, Shawn Achor discussed the science of happiness
Keywords: science; happiness; psychology; positive psychology; groks
|Belief Biology -- Groks Science Show 2006-12-20 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The origin of our belief systems may have strong biological underpinnings. On this program, Prof. Andrew Newberg discussed the biology of our beliefs.
Keywords: science; belief; biology
|Belief Instinct -- Groks Science Show 2011-03-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The belief in god or a supernatural power permeates all of human civilization. How does such a belief arise from the normal biology of the human mind? On this program, Jesse Bering discussed the belief instinct.
Keywords: science; technology; God; belief; neuroscience; groks
|Best Science Writing 2010 -- Groks Science Show 2010-10-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The broad and complex world of science is distilled by adept science writers who capture and lead the imagination. On this program, Jesse Cohen discussed the best American science writing in 2010.
Keywords: science; writing; technology; groks
|Besting the Pests -- Groks Science Show 2014-05-21 - Tom Stewart|
No one likes getting sick, not even plants! On this episode, Talia Karasov explains her research on how plants and pathogens co-evolve and the possible implications that this work might have on crop science.
Keywords: Talia Karasov; plants; coevolution; pathogens; agriculture; crops
|Better Out in the Open -- Groks Science Show 2013-08-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Today, 85% of scientific articles are not published in open access journals. This means that unless you are part of an institution that subscribes to the journal you’re interested in, you’ll have to pay for the research studies you want to read. Our guests today, Dr. Patrick Brown and Dr. Michael Eisen, are part of a movement to promote free access to scientific literature. The two professors are co-founders of the Public Library of Science, which is a collection of open access journals...
Keywords: groks; open access; academic publishing; science; groks science show; PLoS; open access; public library of science; Michael Eisen; Patrick Brown
|Bexarotene and Alzheimer's Disease -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-14 - Charles Lee, Joanna Rowell, and Forrest Gulden|
Alzheimer's Disease is an unfortunate fact of life in our world today. But advancements in science and medicine may one day change that fact. Dr. Paige Cramer joins us to discuss her recent paper, published in the journal Science, on a potential new Alzheimer's treatment.
Keywords: science; technology; groks; Alzheimer's; AD; Amyloid; dementia; Paige Cramer
|Big Media and Journalism -- Groks Science Show 2004-07-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Legendary journalist, Bill Moyers, joined us to discuss some current issues of big media and journalism.
|Biodiesel -- Groks Science Show 2005-02-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The City of Berkeley has consistently been at the forefront of the environmental movement. David Williamson, director of the curbside recycling program in Berkeley, talks about converting their fleet to biodiesel.
|Bioecology -- Groks Science Show 2004-01-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Preserving the environment requires an interdisciplinary approach, especially in terms of maintaining biological diversity. On this program, we explored issues in bioecology with our guest, Prof. Shepley Chen.
|Biological Enhanced Engineering -- Groks Science Show 2002-03-13 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomedical engineering is a new field that is rapidly emerging to produce tools and devices to study and enhance biological function. This show featured a discussion of some of the new developments in biomedical engineering.
|Biological Enhancement -- Groks Science Show 2005-06-01 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Breakthroughs in biomedical research will soon allow us to live longer, grow stronger, and think smarter. But, will these advances come at a price? On this program, Ramez Naam discussed the promise of biological enhancement.
|Biological Evil -- Groks Science Show 2007-03-28 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The problem of evil has confounded philosophers and scientists alike. Is there a biological basis for evil? On this program, Prof. David Buss discussed the evolution of evil.
Keywords: science; evolution; evil
|Biomagnetism -- Groks Science Show 2002-06-26 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomagnetism refers to the ability of organisms to sense magnetic fields. The study of biomagnetism encompasses many areas of research including the emerging field of geobiology.
|Biomaterials -- Groks Science Show 2003-02-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Designing synthetic materials to replace for biological tissue will revolutionize medicine. Progress is currently being made in many areas. On this program, a leading researcher discussed her work on bioengineered tissue.
|Biomaterials Research -- Groks Science Show 2002-06-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Biomaterials are synthetic materials capable of replacing damaged tissue in living organisms. These materials hold great promise for biomedical research.
|Bird Conservation -- Groks Science Show 2008-01-30 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Changes in the global environment are threatening the existence of many species of birds. But, what can be done to help? On this program, Dr. Jeffrey Wells discussed current bird conservation efforts.
Keywords: science; bird; conservation
|Bitcoins -- Groks Science Show 08-13-14 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Can a digitally encrypted currency uproot the world's financial institutions. On this program, Jimmy Homma talks about bit coins, its mysterious and tumultuous history, and what it means for us.
Keywords: bitcoins; cryptocurrency; NSA; Satoshi Nakamoto; credit cards; TCP/IP
|Bjoern Hartmann @ WOS 3 Video - WOS3 Stream Team|
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Launch Creative Commons Germany Bjoern Hartmann, Textone.org/Contexterrior Media, Paris
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
|Body Maps -- Groks Science Show 2008-01-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Sensory events are conveyed to our brains and interpreted in specialized maps of the outside world. On this program, Sandra Blakeslee discussed the function of these body maps in the brain.
Keywords: science; neurobiology
|Body Politic -- Groks Science Show 2012-01-04 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Advances in biology have revolutionized modern medicine, but they have also spurred many ethical and political issues. On this program, Prof. Jonathan Moreno discussed the politics of biology.
Keywords: science; technology; biology; politics; groks
|Body Rhythms -- Groks Science Show 2008-04-16 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
The human body is regulated by multiple physiological processes that cycle throughout the day. On this program, Jennifer Ackerman discussed the science of body rhythms.
Keywords: science; physiology
|Bohr and Einstein -- Groks Science Show 2004-05-19 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
During the quantum revolution, the views of the physical universe at the atomic scale were changing rapidly. During this tumultuous time, two physicists, Neils Bohr and Albert Einstein, struggled over this rapidly changing landscape. On this show Edmond Blair Bolles discussed his book, Einstein Defiant: Genius vs. genius in the quantum revolution.
|Bonobo Handshake -- Groks Science Show 2010-06-23 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Bonobos have been described as the peace-loving apes. But, how is this related to a bonobo handshake? On this program, Vanessa Woods discussed the Bonobo Handshake.
Keywords: science; biology; ethology; primatology; bonobo; groks
|BRAIN Initiative -- Groks Science Show 2014-01-01 - Steve Briscoe|
In April, 2013, the Obama administration unveiled an ambitious plan to better understand the human brain and the causes of its dysfunction. They called it the BRAIN initiative. How can scientists rise to this momentus challenge? What can we reasonably expect in the next few years? Our guest, neuroscientist Partha Mitra, offers background and insight.
Keywords: BRAIN initiative; Groks; Partha Mitra; neuroscience
|Brain plasticity – Groks Science Show 2013-10-16 - Chenan Zhang|
Our prior belief of the brain as a static and unchanging organ is being replaced by a new understanding of the versatility of the brain throughout life. Brain plasticity, which involves changes occurring in our brain that allow us to learn and function in response to new experiences, happens not only early in life but also in adulthood, as well as in response to traumatic brain injury. Dr. Michael Merzenich, professor emeritus of neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco, joins...
Keywords: Groks; Groks science show; Brain plasticity; Michael Merzenich; Cognition
|Brain Scans -- Groks Science Show 2012-12-19|
Now, more than ever, scientists are able to use brain scanning technology to study a living, functioning, human brain. But what can scientists learn by doing so, and how can they avoid the Four Horsemen of the Brainscanpocalypse? Dr. Dorothy Bishop joins us to talk about the potential, and potential problems, of studies involving fMRI or other brain scanning techniques.
Keywords: Groks; Science; technology; Dorothy Bishop; brain scan; fMRI; CT; functional magnetic imaging; computed tomagraphy; EEG
|Brain Trust -- Groks Science Show 2012-03-07 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Keeping up with the advances in science and technology can be daunting and it would help to have a brain trust. On this program, Garth Sundem discussed the Brain Trust.
Keywords: science technology; brain trust; groks
|Brains and Beauty -- Groks Science Show 2004-04-21 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Although beauty may appear to be an abstract concept, our sense of beauty may have firm biological underpinnings in the normal operations of our visual system. We discussed this issue with Prof. Shinsuke Shimojo from Caltech.
|Bright Young Minds -- Groks Science Show 2007-10-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling|
Early childhood is the period when most of the mental faculties of the brain are formed. Yet, much of our education takes place much later in life. What can be done to assure a bright childhood? On this program, Dr. Jill Stamm discussed early childhood learning and development.
Keywords: science, development, childhood
|Brilliantly Broken -- Groks Science Show 2012-09-19|
Certain individuals with developmental disorders such as autism sometimes develop remarkable musical, mathematical, or artistic abilities. Psychiatrist Dr. Darold Treffert, an expert on the savant syndrome, joins us to discuss this fascinating condition.
Keywords: autism; science; groks; neuroscience; savant
|Buzz Bruggeman's Speech [Zap Your PRAM 2003] - Buzz Bruggeman|
Buzz Bruggeman speaks about ActiveWords, blogs, and viral marketing at the 2003 Zap Your PRAM Conference, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island.
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; Zap Your PRAM 2003